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GREAT WHITE Begins Recording New Album

According to a posting on GREAT WHITE's official web site, Jack Russell (vocals), Mark Kendall (guitar), Michael Lardie (keyboards, guitar), Sean McNabb (bass) and Audie Desbrow (drums) will be celebrating GREAT WHITE's 25th anniversary with a new record. They are in the studio recording right now, but they will be taking a small break to ...

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RUDESS/MORGENSTEIN Confirmed For California's CALPROG Festival

RUDESS/MORGENSTEIN, the project featuring DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess and drummer Rod Morgenstein (DIXIE DREGS, WINGER), has been confirmed for CalProg 2007, set to take place on May 19 in Whittier, California. Also scheduled to appear are FROGG CAFE, SPIRALING and PUPPET SHOW. According to a posting on the CalProg web site, "The festival runs ...

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FATAL SMILE To Team Up With WIG WAM For Japanese Tour

Swedish "traditional" hard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE will team up with Norwegian rockers WIG WAM — winners of the 2005 Norwegian Eurovision Song Contest — for three shows in Japan in late February/early March. The details are as follows: Feb. 26 – Tokyo, JPN - O-East Feb. 28 - Nagoya, JPN - Club Quattro ...

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FATAL SMILE Signs With LOCOMOTIVE MUSIC

Swedish "traditional" hard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE has inked a deal with Locomotive Music. The group's sophomore album, "Neo Natural Freaks", will be released in the U.S. on February 20. The follow-up to 2002's "Beyond Reality", "Neo Natural Freaks" received a European release in February 2006 via GMR Music. The CD was once again ...

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The Mob - THE MOB

With 2002's "Masquerade", guitarist Reb Beach (ex-WINGER) proved he can stand on his own making music comfortably outside the hair metal boundaries of WINGER. He has now hooked up with KING'S X vocalist/bassist Doug Pinnick, drummer/backing vocalist Kelly Keagy (NIGHT RANGER), keyboardist Timothy Drury (ex-EAGLES), and producer Kip Winger to form THE MOB. The self-titled ...

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FATAL SMILE Will Not Support W.A.S.P. In Spain

Despite a previous announcement to the contrary, Swedish "traditional" hard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE will NOT support W.A.S.P. on their Spanish dates. As previously reported, FATAL SMILE is currently writing songs for its next studio album, tentatively due in early 2007. According to the band, the new material "seems to be heavier and angrier ...

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FUNNY MONEY To Release New Album Next Month

Maryland-based rock act FUNNY MONEY, featuring KIX frontman Steve Whiteman and drummer Jimmy Chalfant, will release its long-awaited new CD, entitled "Stick It!", on December 1. The band is also be holding a CD-release party at Ramshead Live! in Baltimore, MD that same night. "We'll be playing most of the material for the new CD ...

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FATAL SMILE Working On New Material

Swedish "traditional" hard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE is currently writing songs for its next studio album, tentatively due in early 2007. According to the band, the new material "seems to be heavier and angrier than the previous ones, so prepare for some heavy duty when the 'Fatals' are delivering the goods..." Songtitles set to ...

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VELVET REVOLVER, DEFTONES, ALICE IN CHAINS Members Featured On BEATLES Compilation

On October 24, 2006, Restless Records will release "Butchering The Beatles" — featuring the biggest, the baddest, the heaviest all-star line-up ever assembled to honor what is arguably the greatest band ever — THE BEATLES. All-in-all, over 50 internationally known recording artists bring their unique bone-crushing slant to these remarkable songs. Produced by Grammy award-winning ...

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FATAL SMILE To Support WINGER On European Tour

According to a posting on FATAL SMILE's official web site, the Swedish "traditional" heard rock/heavy metal band will support WINGER on its European tour this fall. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. FATAL SMILE released their sophomore album, "Neo Natural Freaks", in February via GMR Music. The follow-up to 2002's "Beyond Reality" was ...

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FIREHOUSE's BILL LEVERTY To Be Interviewed On KNAC.COM

FIREHOUSE guitarist Bill Leverty will be interviewed by KNAC.COM DJ Diana DeVille on Wednesday, July 26 at 8:30 a.m. PST. Leverty will likely be discussing his contribution to a side project called DEACON STREET — who recently released their debut album, "II", via MTM Music & Publishing — also featuring other guest musicians such as ...

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KINGDRAGON: Promo CD To Include WINGER Cover

KINGDRAGON, the new Greek melodic hard rock/metal act formed by keyboardist George Aspiotis (SPITFIRE, RAWSILK, NIGHTFALL) will release a promotional CD, entitled "Fire in the Sky", during August. The band, which formed earlier this year, is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on the material, including a cover version of WINGER's "Blind Revolution ...

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FUNNY MONEY Working With Producer BEAU HILL

Maryland rockers FUNNY MONEY, featuring KIX frontman Steve Whiteman and drummer Jimmy Chalfant, have finished recording their as-yet-untitled new CD, which will contain thirteen tracks of "their best music ever," according to a press release. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "1,000 Thank-Yous", "By The Balls", "Hot On Your Heels", "Little By Little", ...

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Former WARRANT Frontman Seeks Touring Guitarist

Former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane is looking for a new touring guitarist. "I am putting a band together for shows in North America and Europe," Lane explained. "If you can shred and someone thinks you're good who doesn't live under the same roof as you, drop me a line. Photo and recording a real plus!" ...

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'Hair Metal' Compilation Breaks BILLBOARD's Top 20!

"Monster Ballads: The Platinum Edition", an 18-song collection of "hair-metal" classics, sold 44,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at position No. 18 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. WARRANT - Heaven 02. SKID ROW - I Remember You 03. ...

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KORN, MUDVAYNE, DISTURBED, AEROSMITH, YNGWIE Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: KORN Venue: Congress Theatre City/State: Chicago, Ill. Date: Dec. 2, 2005 Gross Sales: $36,875 Attendance: 2,890 Capacity: 2,890 Artist/Event: KORN Venue: Hammerstein Ballroom City/State: New York, N.Y. Date: Nov. 29, 2005 Gross Sales: $100,317 Attendance: 2,983 ...

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